Driver jailed after leading police on 100mph car chase in Devizes

A DRIVER who led police on a 100mph car chase has been jailed for 18 months. Karl James, 28, admitted multiple driving offences when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court. At 11.40pm on December 10, an officer was on patrol in a marked police vehicle ...

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Lost Lenovo Tablet Monday 6th Jan 2020

Hi all please let me know if you have found or have handed in a Lenovo tablet in a black case. It was lost around 6.45pm between the swimming pool, Fish & Chip shop and the station car park.

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First meteor shower of 2020 set to light up night skies – here’s how to watch

Skygazers are set for some celestial fireworks as the first meteor shower of 2020 looks to light up the night skies. The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of January 3 and, weather permitting, will be visible until the early m...

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance celebrates three decades of saving lives (and needs your help to keep flying high)

THEY are a common sight in the skies over Swindon and beyond, descending like angels from above to assist those in life-threatening danger. Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s heroic pilots and paramedics have saved countless lives around the county over the...

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Warning for courts as 99 Wiltshire children revealed to be at risk from drugs gangs

ALMOST 100 Wiltshire children are at risk of being exploited by ruthless County Lines gangs, detectives estimate in an explosive report for the courts. In a statement detailing the impact of the County Lines phenomenon on the county, Det Supt Jeremy ...

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Animal feed is ablaze

FIRE crews tackled flames at a farm in Trowbridge in the early hours of Monday morning following calls from members of the public reporting 20 tonnes of animal feed was well alight. Crews from Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster, as...

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Councillors will discuss draft budget on January 7

TOWN councillors in Bradford on Avon have prepared a draft budget to spend just over £1 million in the next financial year. Figures on their draft budget summary show they plan to spend up to £1,096,590 in 2020/21, compared to a revised expenditure...

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The 1st Bradford on Avon Scouts hope to stabilise the hut’s foundations

A Scout group in Bradford on Avon has benefitted from a funding boost to help restore its ageing premises at St Margaret’s Hill. The 1st Bradford on Avon Scouts received a £300 cheque from Bellway Homes to help renovate their wooden scout hut,...

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Ms Ridyard

A Christmas card addressed to Julie, Ed, Daniel and Jessica came through my door this evening in Palmer Drive. I know no one with those names in the road so am trying to find the delivery person so it can go to the correct people.

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More police coming but ‘no instant solutions’ warns Wiltshire’s top cop

More police officers will be recruited in Wiltshire next year but people should not expect to see dozens of extra officers on the beat. That was the message from Chief Constable Kier Pritchard to councillors from Swindon and Wiltshire councils on the...

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Family tributes after death on man in Spinners Croft in Trowbridge

A HEARTBROKEN family has paid tribute to ‘gentle giant who would do anything for anybody’, after he died suddenly at home. Shaun Ryan was found collapsed on the floor of the lounge at his home in Spinners Croft in the early hours of today. This a...

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Fundraising started by wife suffering from cancer is continued by businessman

A FUND set up in memory of a Devizes woman who lost her fight against cancer in 2013 has donated £78,000 to two charities close to her heart. Helen Straker was a big supporter of both Dorothy House Hospice Care and the Royal United Hospital’s Canc...

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Hotel is a great place for dogs and owners

A HOTEL in Bradford on Avon has been recognised for being dog friendly by the PetsPyjamas 2019 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards. The Woolley Grange in Woolley Green has been given the title as part of the travel company’s reveal of the properties who lea...

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Explosive bomb scare

ARMED officers raided a road in Bradford on Avon after a group of of children were frightened by a man who boasted to them about how he had made an explosive device. Police officers attended the scene on Pound Lane around 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon. ...

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Eye sore bins finally ditched

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UNSIGHTLY bins which have been an eye sore for people living in flats in Bradford on Avon for the past 8 years have finally been removed and will be replaced with flower beds in the new year. Residents have won the battle to remove the bins opposite ...

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